HISTORY was made at the Bridge on Saturday evening last as the seniors ended their league campaign with an impressive second half performance to maintain their unbeaten home record this year.
After the match they were presented with their first ever senior county title. In view of the occasion and to acknowledge the great support that the team has been given all year by their supporters there was free admission to the match and a good crowd turned up for what was a red letter day for the club.
The opening half was a closely contested affair as a young St. Eunan’s side gave as good as they got with the home team racing to a 0-4 to 0-2 lead before a well worked goal by David Tyrrell, set up by Conor Morrison, had them a point ahead at the break, 1-3 to 0-5.
Tyrell also kicked two points from frees while centre-half back Conor O’Donnell kicked a super long range point for their only other score of the half.
St. Michaels stayed in touch mainly through the left boot of Raymond McLaughlin who kicked four points, two each from frees and play while Brian McLaughlin got their other point of the half just before the half-time whistle.
Both teams made a number of changes in personnel before, during and immediately after the break, a move which proved more of an advantage to the home team.
Raymond McLaughlin got his fifth of the game to level it up again before Tyrrell and Ciaran Gallagher exchanged points to leave it 0-7 to 1-3.
The turning point in the League Champions’ favour came in the ninth minute of the half when team Captain Christy Toye burst through and drilled a super shot past Shaun Patton.
It was all St. Michaels after that as Michael Langan, Ryan Langan, Raymond McLaughlin and Andrew Kelly all kicked points and Kelly rounded off an impressive second-half display with a cracking goal to secure a ten-point victory and an equally impressive first ever Democrat Cup success.
County Chairman Sean Dunnion was on hand to congratulate the club on their achievement and to hand over the Cup to St. Michaels captain Christy Toye.
Christy acknowledged the efforts of all connected to the club, both on and off the pitch in helping to bring this maiden success at County level to the Bridge and looked forward to further success in championship football in the years ahead. Christy also acknowledged the effort put in by all players over the past fifty years and said that the current squad were privileged to have been able to play senior football in recent years.
This was followed by celebrations and refreshments in the St. Michael’s Clubhouse, many of the clubs past players and legends were in attendance to welcome the clubs first senior trophy.
This is a great achievement for Eddie Harkin and his mentors and all the players this year and will go down in the history of the club.
Senior board AGM will take place on Friday 4th December at 7pm in Day Centre Creeslough. As agreed any adult club member can request a nomination and motion paper from club secretary on 0863084164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
These are to be returned to secretary by post only no later than 5pm on 25th November.
St. Michael’s Mini Lotto
There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,4,8,14,16,17. The match 5 winner was Brian Dolan Ards who purchased his ticket online. This weeks Jackpot be €2100. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.
Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .
St. Michael’s Snowball Winner
Congratulations to Mick McGettigan Glenree Carrigart who won the €1,180 snowball game at the Bingo session in the Massinass Hall on Sunday night last.
You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.
Check on 45 numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2100. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.
This month’s 50 Club Winners were: €65 Liz McKemey Purt Dunfanaghy, €35 May Cox Ards and €25 Mary Haughton Massinass.
Annual GAA Draw
St. Michael’s club personnel will be coming around with the annual GAA Draw Tickets in the next fortnight.
The tickets cost €10 each and you will be entered into three separate draw-club, county and national.
The first prize is a car. Please support your local GAA Club as this is our only fundraiser this year.
Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.
Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.
St. Michaels Minor Board
The AGM of St Michael’s Minor Board takes place on Tuesday evening November 17th at 8pm in Creeslough Day Centre. It is really important that the parents attend this meeting for your child’ s enjoyment in Gaelic football. We will be electing a new committee and we would appreciate any new ideas, help with coaching etc. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Scor Na Nog
The club took part in the Semi final of Scor Na Nog in Gortahork on Saturday night last. Well done to Paul Johnston and Chloe Doherty representing St Michael’s who qualified for the county Scor finals instrumental group.
Aoife Kelly Oisin Kelly Carlos O’Reilly and Edward O’Reilly St Michael’s who qualified for the county finals of Scor in the quiz section.
Good luck to the two acts in the final on this Friday night.Tags: